Donate to the Walter Anderson Fund

I would like to make the following gift to the GSM Anderson Fund.

Thank you for your generous contribution to support geoscience education in Maine. Please indicate your donation amount and fill out the form below.

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The Anderson Fund Endowment Campaign

The Anderson Fund has a demonstrated record of success. It is working well, but we want to do more! As academic programs and departments are reorganized and geoscience becomes more diverse, outside funding to support geoscience education is becoming increasingly important. The capacity of this fund currently cannot meet the need. In recent years, there have been deserving requests that we could not meet fully because of insufficient funds. These represent missed opportunities.

The goal of this campaign is to increase the principal of the Anderson Fund so it becomes self-sustaining. After a generation of gradual growth, it is time to step it up to the next level. We have set a goal of raising $100,000 in the next three years. We have established a professionally managed endowment fund that will allow GSM to provide continual support for meaningful geoscience education in Maine, an important role that is not addressed adequately by national funding agencies. We are asking you to consider a donation to help us reach this goal. This is the opportunity of a generation. Let’s step up together and support Walter’s vision.

Donations may also be made by check to the Geological Society of Maine and noting Anderson Fund on the memo line.  Please mail it c/o Bruce E. Hunter, Treasurer, Geological Society of Maine, 44 Old Fairgrounds Rd, Readfield, ME 04355.

To donate gifts of stock, to make an IRA rollover contribution, or for planned giving contact Mr. Thomas Whelan, Bath Savings Trust Company, PO Box 548 Bath ME 04530. twhelan@bathsavings.com (207) 443-6296

The Geological Society of Maine is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; donations are tax-deductible. GSM Federal Tax ID# 01-0353848.